WDDS enables people to be as independent as possible and to live and participate, to their fullest extent, in the life of their community. There are variable levels of supports provided in different environments, dependent on individual needs and abilities. Learning opportunities include areas such as self-care, household management, social skills and community awareness.
SIL supports are an option for people who have the skills to live independently in the community and may only require assistance on an intermittent or as-requested basis. Supports are based on a person’s individual needs in regards to activities of daily living, such as assisting a person with budgeting, home management, food selection, meal preparation and community awareness. Training and skill development are the focus to increase a person’s independence.
The amount of support required is determined mutually between the support worker and the person accessing supports and is reviewed regularly to ensure it is appropriate and is meeting the needs of the person.